This year’s virtual Women’s Day event celebrated the womxn of UCT by highlighting their research on gender-based violence, contraception, HIV risk and building capacity in the field of oceanography. Womxn were treated to a performance by renowned writer, performer and poet Siphokazi Jonas, and a mini-concert by the Kamva Quintet featuring Lana Crowster.
Hosted by UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng the keynote address was delivered by UCT Chancellor Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe. Other notable speakers included UCT Chair of Council, Babalwa Ngonyama.
Presentations by ForWomxnByWomxn research grantees, Professor Floretta Boonzaier, Professor Janet Hapgood and Dr Katye Altieri highlighted the work UCT women are doing in their respective fields.
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Two years after UCT Vice Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng launched the For Womxn by Womxn scholarships for the advancement of women in academia, the three grant recipients, Dr Katye Altieri, Professor Floretta Boonzaier and Professor Janet Hapgood delivered brief updates on the status of their research projects. Speaking at the UCT Women’s Day virtual event, For Womxn by Womxn, the three researchers updated the UCT community on their research on oceanography, gendered and sexual violence, and contraception and HIV risks for women in Subs-Saharan Africa.
UCT News has used the opportunity of Women’s Month to focus on women in technology. Here we feature interviews with some of the University of Cape Town’s brightest innovators who are using tech to advance our understanding of the world, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilient communities in the face of other health, social and economic challenges.
The Distinguished Teacher Award is the highest accolade awarded to teaching staff at all levels within the university. Through the award, the University of Cape Town acknowledges the primary place of teaching and learning in the university’s work. This year, three of the four recipients are women.